I had to do some light filing/sanding on all the internal friction points relating to the action of the slide after about 150 rounds through my new Phoenix .22 (the one in the pic) as it had seized up pretty bad. But after doing that, and racking the slide a hundred times while lubing it generously, it seems good. The 100 rounds I've shot through it since doing that were problem-free. I know that's no extended field test but it's what I have to report so far. I've read a few opinions/reports from Phoenix-owners on the net and they seem generally more positive than for other bargain guns. My feeling is that if you're willing to break it down and spruce up the internals, it can be decent though it's not meant to be a multi-thousands-of-rounds range gun.